Oxford English Dictionary (OED) September update

September 2016 marks the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and, to mark the occasion, September’s quarterly update to the OED contains a range of revised and newly drafted entries connected to Roald Dahl and his writing, including splendiferous, human bean, and Dahlesque. Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED, takes a closer look at some of these words in this article.

As ever, the September update to OED contains more than 500 new words, phrases, and senses. Additions this quarter include Westminster bubble, YOLO, and yogalates.

See a full list of new words, subentries, and senses added in this update.





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